NAD unleashes M33 streaming amplifier

Following the success of its acclaimed ‘just add speakers’ M10 network music system (HFC 451), NAD unveiled the latest addition to its Masters series range of high-end components at January’s CES Las Vegas. The £4,000 M33 flagship is a full-width component and claims power output at 2x 200W into 8ohm. The rigid aluminium chassis supported by magnetic iso-point feet has two MDC expansion slots for future upgrades, while the front panel sports a physical rotary volume control along with an eye-catching 7in colour display that's a full touchscreen control interface.

Employing its parent company’s BluOS streaming platform means the M33 is compatible with other NAD BluOS components – as well as fellow brand Bluesound’s range of compact amplifier, server and speaker solutions – in multi-room setups. Adding to the 20 integrated music streaming services, including Qobuz and Tidal (MQA support is yet to be certified), external connectivity runs to six digital and two analogue inputs, plus a selectable MM or MC phono stage. Apple AirPlay 2 and aptX HD Bluetooth are also supported.

Dirac’s Room Correction systems is also on board to optimise loudspeaker performance within a listening room using the supplied precision microphone to measure the acoustical characteristics of a room and calibrate the NAD’s output for optimum performance at the listening position. Two subwoofer outputs with a configurable digital crossover are also on board.

Available to buy in March, keep an eye on the NAD website for more.

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